Brewer News for November 7th, 2013: Saguaros lose to Javelinas


Hello again everyone and welcome to the Thursday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday afternoon in the Arizona Fall League, the Surprise Saguaros (15-8-1) were the losers in a 6-5 game to the Peoria Javelinas (10-14).

Herny Urrutia came up big again for the Saguaros. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

For the Saguaros, Milwaukee Brewers’ pitching prospect Taylor Jungmann made only his second start after missing a couple weeks due to an injury. Jungmann did not fare well, lasting only 2 1/3 innings while giving up four runs on five hits, two walks and one strikeout.

In the third inning, the Saguaros would go to the bullpen. Brewers’ prospect Tyler Cravy pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. David Goforth however would not be as lucky as he gave up two runs in 1 1/3 innings and received his second blown save and first loss.

Brandon Maurer took the mound for the Javelinas and did well, but did not receive a decision. Maurer went four innings and allowed just two runs on three hits, three walks and three strikeouts.

Out of the Javelinas’ bullpen, Angel Baez gave up two runs in one inning pitched while receiving his first blown save. Austin Wright gave up a run in the seventh inning. Andrew Robinson picked up his first win by pitching a scoreless eighth and Dominic Leone acquired his fifth save.

While the Saguaros’ offense did well, they were two runs shy of winning the game. Dariel Alvarez (Baltimore Orioles) did well at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Henry Urrutia (Orioles) smacked a solo home run in the seventh while Mookie Betts (Boston Red Sox) and Brett Nicholas (Texas Rangers) drove in the other two runs. Brewers’ prospects Mitch Haniger, Jason Rogers and Adam Weisenburger did not play.

Later today the Saguaros will head to Peoria to play the Javelinas again for a game at 2:35 p.m. ET / 1:35 p.m. CT.

In other Brewer news, Kyle Lobner of Brew Crew Ball talks about Francisco Rodriguez being a “lesser Brewer”. At Rant Sports, Michael Terrill thinks the Brewers were “smart” not to give Corey Hart a qualifying offer.